Caption: Still of Richard Widmark in Backlash (1956)
Actor, Producer, Soundtrack
Born: December 26, 1914
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Known for: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), The Alamo (1960), Pickup on South Street (1953), Panic in the Streets (1950)
Richard Widmark established himself as an icon of American cinema with his debut in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death (1947) in which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as the killer "Tommy Udo". Kiss of Death (1947) and other noir thrillers established Widmark as part of a new generation of American movie actors who became ...